Treasure Island

Wild Bill Balding

(12 June 1961 / London)

Poems of Wild Bill Balding

1. 6943 2/7/2008
2. Butterfly child 2/7/2008
3. Contrasts in snowfall 5/27/2008
4. Damn the fence! 2/7/2008
5. Dinas Dinlle 2/7/2008
6. Domesticated Appliance 2/7/2008
7. Edward Bear addresses the new toys on Christmas night 12/19/2008
8. Elevenses in Paris 12/19/2008
9. Emrys,1951 5/14/2008
10. Fenchurch Street 2/7/2008
11. From a painting by Hans Holbein: Portrait of Anna Meyer (c.1526) 12/19/2008
12. Give & Take 12/19/2008
13. God is a verb 5/25/2008
14. Good Dog, Bad Dog 5/27/2008
15. Green 2/7/2008
16. Harwich for the Continent... 2/7/2008
17. Honey Bob and the Whale 7/31/2008
18. How to end a dinner party 12/19/2008
19. Hue & Cry 2/7/2008
20. Imago 2/7/2008

Sophie goes to School

I let you go into the world,
launched with a kiss from my body's lips;
the cord was cut by alien hands,
and you were part of me no longer,
yet forever part of me.

I let you go in little ways,
to my parents, to the crèche,
to Sunday School, the nursery,

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